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1994 Award winners

The Selection Board received 110 nominations in 1994. From these it chose two projects to share the main prize.

The number of nominations submitted, by State or Territory of origin, tended to follow demographic lines more than in the previous two years, though winning projects were spread more broadly.

Nominations 1994 by State/Territory of Origin
State/Territory No. of nominations Winning projects
New South Wales 44 *11
Victoria 26 12
Queensland 14 2
Western Australia 9 6
South Australia 7 2
Tasmania 3 1
Northern Territory 2 2
Australian Capital Territory 5 2
* One of these winning projects, the NSW Department of School Education Statewide Anti-violence Initiatives, indirectly incorporated ten other NSW educational initiatives dealing with violence in a school-based context.

Award winners in 1994 were:

Main national winners (shared prize of $30 000 and Certificate)

  • Reducing violence, crime and fear in the gay and lesbian community, NSW Police, Community Safety Development
  • Lesbian and Gay Anti-violence Project, Gay and Lesbian Lobby, Darlinghurst
  • Special recognition (awarded $10 000 and certificate) : New South Wales Department of School Education for its development of statewide anti-violence initiatives and projects

Regional Winners (awarded $5000 and certificate)

  • What's your a-gender? A peer education package for preventing sexual violence, New South Wales
  • Geelong Local Industry Accord, Victoria
  • The Positive Parenting of Pre-schoolers Program, Queensland
  • Media Violence and Advocacy Project, South Australia
  • Wunngagatu Patrol, Western Australia
  • Joint Council, Rotary and PCYC Youth Project, Tasmania
  • Anti-bullying Project, Richardson Primary School, Australian Capital Territory

Commended projects (awarded $1500 and certificate)

  • Armadale Domestic Violence Intervention Project, Western Australia
  • Atunya Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku: Good Protection for All Women, Northern Territory
  • Cobham Outreach Groups, New South Wales
  • Community Education and Training Workshops: Addressing violence against women, Northern Territory
  • Desperately Seeking Justice: a resource and training manual on violence against women in a culturally diverse community, Victoria
  • Domestic Homicide Awareness Project, Victoria
  • Domestic Violence: A Regional Strategy Plan, Victoria
  • Domestic Violence Core Training Package in Spanish, Victoria
  • Entertainment Safe Train, Victoria
  • Juvenile Aid Group, City Police, Western Australia
  • Red Cross Men's Referral Service, Victoria
  • Surfers Paradise Safety Action Project, Queensland
  • Wauchope Student Support Service, New South Wales
  • Youth Leadership Project, Insearch Foundation, New South Wales

Other certificate projects (awarded certificate)

  • Cannington Fast Track Program, Western Australia
  • CLAN (Community Link and Network), Western Australia
  • Community Awareness of sexual assault: Billboard Project, Victoria
  • Family Violence Display Boards, Victoria
  • It's not OK to shake babies, NAPCAN, New South Wales
  • Maddington Teen Scene, Western Australia
  • Marymead Family Skills Program, Australian Capital Territory
  • Mobile Assistance Patrol, Adelaide, South Australia
  • PSST - Personal Safety Success Training Preschool Program, Victoria
  • Safe, Strong and Happy - Mallee Family Care, Victoria
  • Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Network, New South Wales
  • St Vincent de Paul Men's Violence Management Program, New South Wales
  • Suzanne Daley's Self Defence for Women Centre, Victoria
  • The Sound of Violence - The Voice of Arabic Women, New South Wales

Projects included in the Australian Violence Prevention Award program between 1992 and 1995 are described in the report Violence prevention in practice : Australian award-winning programs.